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  1. FT Photo Diary

    August 27, 2014

    Beijing Michael Jackson

    Kim Kyung-Hoon/`Reuters Zhang Guanhui, impersonating Michael Jackson, dances in front of his house located in a village for...

  2. August 5, 2014

    Jacky Terrasson/Zoe Rahman, Ronnie Scott’s, London – review

    For the next week, Ronnie Scott’s lays bare the intricacies of unadorned rhythm sections with nightly double-bills as part...

  1. July 27, 2014

    Rio Dance Battle & Rennie Harris, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, New York – review

    The sight lines may be imperfect, the sound system a bit crude and thunderstorms always a possibility, but you can count on...

  2. July 4, 2014

    Jeff Koons at the Whitney Museum

    When Jeff Koons appeared on American TV satire The Colbert Report in 2012, the outlandishly narcissistic character played by...

  3. May 22, 2014

    Michael Jackson is good for bonds

    Like many of you, I have spent a lot of time recently wondering why so many investors are parking their money in US...

  4. May 9, 2014

    Michael Jackson: Xscape – review

    Having scraped the barrel with the awful first posthumous Michael Jackson album Michael, Xscape’s starry producers...

  5. April 28, 2014

    Bolshoi Ballet, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow – review

    The Bolshoi Ballet’s warring internal factions have been the downfall of artistic directors since Soviet-era iron man Yuri...

  6. FT Alphaville

    October 21, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Brad DeLong on the “Commissars-Turned-Capitalists of Shanghai” - Why the TV industry is...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    September 25, 2013

    Jackson is history

    John Stillwell/PA A group of stonemasons take down the statue of late popstar Michael Jackson that was erected by previous...

  8. September 11, 2013

    A Boy and His Soul, Tricycle Theatre, London – review

    Colman Domingo’s solo piece about growing up in Philadelphia surrounded by soul music does not, alas, centre on the...

  9. August 30, 2013

    Snapshot: Jackson 5, Santa Monica (1969)

    To mark Labor Day and the end of the summer vacation, the above photograph, taken in 1969 by Lawrence Schiller, a...

  10. July 12, 2013

    Culture clubbing at the V&A’s ‘Club to Catwalk’ show

    Jean Paul Gaultier’s spring/summer 2013 womenswear show was a nostalgic backwards glance to the designer’s 1980s origins....

  11. July 12, 2013

    The Diary: Alistair Spalding

    Two years ago, Sadler’s Wells received an invitation. The Apollo Theater in Harlem, the legendary New York music venue that...

  12. June 28, 2013

    The way Michael Jackson made us feel

    How will the future judge the golden era of popular music that began in the middle of the 1950s and dribbled to a close...

  13. beyondbrics

    April 19, 2013

    Indonesian mining policy: backtracking elegantly

    When is a new policy not a new policy? When it’s introduced by the Indonesian government, which has a tendency to rush out...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    April 9, 2013

    Zombies in Brussels

    Demonstrators dressed as zombies dance to the music of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' while participating in a flash mob in...

  15. February 10, 2013

    Great Expectations, Vaudeville Theatre, London

    In the 150 years since it was published, Great Expectations has never been staged as a full-length play in the West End....

  16. December 28, 2012

    Gangnam stylishly debunks US myth

    Doomsday was supposed to come on the first day of winter, according to certain readings of the Mayan calendar. The world...

  17. November 19, 2012

    The quest for opioids less vulnerable to abuse

    Drug companies may be finding it difficult to develop effective new classes of painkiller – but they are investing heavily...

  18. September 19, 2012

    London burnishes its reputation

    Following the Olympics and diamond jubilee, London Fashion Week could have felt like a protracted afterparty, delaying the...

  19. September 7, 2012

    In ‘Bad’ company

    I happened to be, of all places, in the Copenhagen back garden of Lars von Trier, the splendidly contrarian Danish film...

  20. beyondbrics

    August 31, 2012

    Further reading: the post-revolution rally

    Friday’s picks from the BB team: confidence in the Egyptian stock market after the revolution; the deteriorating health of...

  21. August 20, 2012

    Deal agreed over Michael Jackson catalogue

    Michael Jackson hits from Beat It to Billie Jean will for the first time be represented by the late singer’s publishing...

  22. August 2, 2012

    Gymnast teenager leaps into Hollywood heaven

    As the full moon rose over London on Thursday night, a star was born: a 16-year-old American girl who now has the world at...

  23. June 19, 2012

    Mansions, memorabilia and a personal log tax

    The son of Equatorial Guinea’s president spent $315m between 2004 and 2011 on mansions, cars, luxury goods and memorabilia,...

  24. May 24, 2012

    Is Barack Obama the King of Pop?

    There was a time when leaders of the Republican party quoted a fairly limited set of authorities: the Lord, Clint Eastwood...

  25. May 16, 2012

    Time for Sony to face the music

    Sony is on a roll. No, not the electronics division you once bought your Walkman, PlayStation and Bravia from. That – with...

  26. May 3, 2012

    Vijay Iyer Trio, Vortex Jazz Club, London

    The American pianist Vijay Iyer passed the rising-star milestone in the mid-noughties and now looks like being the next big...

  27. April 15, 2012

    Goodwin departs Jefferies to set up bank

    Jonnie Goodwin, one of London’s best-connected media dealmakers, has left US investment bank Jefferies, to set up Lepe...

  28. February 17, 2012

    Whitney Houston was worth Sony’s posthumous premium

    What price the grief of Whitney Houston fans? For a brief period in the early hours of Sunday morning, it seemed the answer...

  29. February 7, 2012

    Weegee/Leonard Freed, New York

    Nostalgia is gripping New York. Affluence and glitter incubate wistfulness for a grittier, raunchier city. In a recent...

  30. January 20, 2012

    States of play

    In the summer of 2006, I spent six weeks in Germany on assignment to write about the World Cup for a British Sunday...

  31. January 20, 2012

    Costumes from century of film go on show

    More than 100 of Hollywood’s most memorable costumes are to be brought together for the first time by London’s Victoria and...

  32. January 13, 2012

    Keeping up with Mr Jones

    Quincy Jones once produced a television show called The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, a knockabout comedy starring Will Smith, a...

  33. January 10, 2012

    US rights to six early Beatles songs sold

    US rights to six of The Beatles’ earliest songs are changing hands for the first time in almost 50 years, after a small...

  34. December 14, 2011

    Elizabeth Taylor’s jewellery sells for $115m

    A collection of jewels owned by the late Elizabeth Taylor has fetched $115.9m at a New York auction held by Christie’s. The...

  35. November 8, 2011

    Michael Jackson’s doctor found guilty

    Conrad Murray, the doctor who prescribed the anaesthetic that killed Michael Jackson, was found guilty of involuntary...

  36. October 26, 2011

    US seeks assets of African leader’s son

    The US government moved on Tuesday to seize more than $70m of assets owned by the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea,...

  37. October 7, 2011

    Outpouring of grief for Jobs swamps websites

    Public forums have seen visitor numbers surge due to an outpouring of emotion from people paying tribute to Steve Jobs, the...

  38. FT Alphaville

    October 6, 2011

    Sony secures Abu Dhabi funds for EMI bid

    Sony has secured financing from Abu Dhabi’s investment fund for EMI as second-round bids for the UK music company came in...

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